Annual Events

4th of July
Celebrate Independence Day at the History Center with $5 admission on the 4th of July for all visitors. Costumed reenactors representing several eras of American military history will be on hand to interact with guests.
Mother’s Day
The History Center celebrates Mother’s Day with free admission for moms with one paid adult admission.
Father’s Day
The History Center will celebrate Father’s Day with free admission for dads with one paid adult admission.
Collectors Day
Private collectors from throughout the Tampa Bay area will display their eclectic personal treasures in the museum’s galleries, offering everything from fossils to soda fountain memorabilia, cigar industry ephemera to antique cameras. Collectors Day is included with regular admission to the History Center, and families can also enjoy children’s activities in the museum atrium.

Do you have a prized personal collection of items that you would like to share with others?  If so, we invite you to be a part of  Collectors Day 2020 at the Tampa Bay History Center! The purpose of this event is to showcase the role that objects have in our lives whether it is a connection to the past, a path to knowledge or a way to share one’s interest with others. Be a part of this gallery experience for visitors of all ages. Guests tour the museum to see the many interesting items on display from over 30 collectors like you and hear the interesting stories behind them! Collectors Day will be held in May 2020 at the History Center located at 801 Water Street, Tampa FL 33602 on Tampa’s Riverwalk.

How to Apply: Please read our policies and procedures, and complete the application below.

Collector Application
2018 TBHC Collectors Day Application
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Once received, you will be contacted by a TBHC staff member to discuss your collection, and the policies and procedures for the event. There is no fee to participate. For questions, contact Brian Buttafuoco at 813.675.8960. or via email at


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